Navigating a global crisis


The world has dramatically changed over the past few weeks, especially for nonprofits and we’re going to get through this crisis together. We held a webinar on April 7th to help you evaluate your organization and assess the best course of action for your nonprofit. The webinar highlighted different strategies and resources available to your organization including the CARES Act, reevaluating your fundraising strategy, strategic realignment of your nonprofit and more. We gathered a panel of distinguished experts in the nonprofit sector with years of consulting, financial and fundraising experience.

If you weren't able to attend the webinar, please check out the recording and view the slides below. We also included links to some of the resources we discussed during the webinar.



Kenneth R. Cerini,

Managing Partner, Cerini & Associates LLP

Head of the Not-for-Profit and Educational Provider Practice Groups

Ken is the Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP and is the executive responsible for the administration of our not-for-profit and educational provider practice groups. In addition to his extensive audit experience, Ken has been directly involved in providing consulting services for nonprofits and educational facilities of all sizes throughout New York State in such areas as cost reporting, financial analysis, Medicaid compliance, government audit representation, rate maximization, board training, budgeting and forecasting, and more. He is also the editor for The NFP Advisor, a newsletter written specifically for the nonprofit sector.

David Goldstein,

Chair, Nonprofit/Tax Exempt/Religious Organizations Practice Group

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP

David Goldstein is the founding Partner of our Nonprofit/Tax Exempt/Religious Organizations Practice Group. He represents international, national, regional and local not-for-profit and religious entities across a wide variety of nonprofit sectors. He serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section, and is the Chairperson of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Law Committee of the State Bar Association’s Business Law Section. Mr. Goldstein counsels and advocates for nonprofits and religious organizations in a wide variety of areas, including governance, compliance, regulatory matters, ethics, conflicts of interest, risk assessment and risk management, as well as operations and commercial matters.

Danette L. O'Connell,

CEO & Founder, Triumph International Consulting

20+ Years of Nonprofit Business Transformation

Danette O’Connell has been helping for-profits and non-profits grow since 2004 with Triumph International Consulting, as a Finance and Operations Executive specializing in international business. With her entrepreneurial divergent thinking, she is able to generate unforeseen revenues and growth opportunities, increase margins, optimize technology and improve processes and procedures for maximum efficiency. She has over 20 years of a proven track record in positioning organizations through dynamic start-up, turnaround, merger and accelerated growth periods. She is proficient in strategic planning, financial planning and business transformation. She has gained a reputation through satisfied customers and growing businesses.

Darren Port

CEO & Founder, Powered by Professionals

Raised $130 Million for Nonprofits

Darren Port is the CEO and founder of Powered by Professionals (PBP). After going through a personal loss at a young age, Darren has spent his life volunteering and giving back. He has used his 25 years of fundraising experience to successfully raise money and coordinate events for PBP’s clients as well as other national organizations and companies including the American Red Cross, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Make A Wish Foundation, the University of Maryland, and Entrepreneurs Organizations (EO). As of December of 2019, he has helped PBP’s clients raise over $130 million dollars towards fulfilling these non-profits’ missions. Since founding PBP, Darren and the PBP team have launched 14 different charitable organizations in addition to working with close to 100 non-profits.

If you have any questions, please contact Maiya Larsen at: or 646.278.6727.